Police found an “amateurish” but potentially powerful bomb in a smoking sport utility vehicle in Times Square, then cleared the streets of thousands of tourists milling through the landmark district so they could dismantle it, authorities said Sunday.
“We avoided what we could have been a very deadly event,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. “It certainly could have exploded and had a pretty big fire and a decent amount of explosive impact.”
Investigators removed three propane tanks, consumer-grade fireworks, two filled 5-gallon gasoline containers, and two clocks with batteries, electrical wire and other components, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said at a news conference early Sunday. A black metal box resembling a gun locker was also recovered.
“I think the intent was to cause a significant ball of fire,” Kelly said.
Bloomberg called the explosive device “amateurish” but potentially deadly, noting: “We are very lucky.”
Car Bomb – Terrorist Attack – NYC
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If you fear the terrorists win. We will never be safe enough no matter how many of those fuckers we kill. Evil lives within us all. Extremism lives within our own country even… just a different breed. Live your life, find happiness and do what you can to make the world a better place.
When America falls, we will fall from our own hands. We proved this at the birth of our country. Even the founding fathers knew it and our actions after the creation of this country only proved this point more so.
“three propane tanks, consumer-grade fireworks, two filled 5-gallon gasoline containers, and two clocks with batteries, electrical wire and other components,” Thanks news for telling us all generally how to make a car bomb.
Nothing you can’t find on the internet or library books.